The Welsh Government's proposals for sustainable farming contain a lot that will be of interest to anyone considering the direction of travel for rural land in the context of Net Zero throughout the UK.

Eye catching proposals include a universal requirement for 10% tree cover on a farm, and optional support to increase public access to farmland, one of the stated aims of the scheme.  Both of these are likely to be controversial and will stimulate the on-going discussions about the role of rural land, public involvement with it, government support and food security.

The proposals are being consulted on over the summer.